Green light for Highways Agency reform

Green light for Highways Agency reform

🕔14:50, 30.Apr 2014

Sweeping changes to the way England’s major roads are managed moved a step closer today (30 April 2014) after Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin approved wide-ranging reforms to the Highways Agency. In less than 12 months the Highways Agency will be

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Ride-sharing apps ruled out by NSW government

Ride-sharing apps ruled out by NSW government

🕔14:28, 30.Apr 2014

Transport for NSW (New South Wales) this week made clear that the law relating to public passenger services has not changed. “The law is clear and has not changed: if a NSW driver is taking paying members of the public

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Real-Time Bus Information System Launched in Scotland

Real-Time Bus Information System Launched in Scotland

🕔14:00, 30.Apr 2014

This week South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran) launched a real time passenger information system (RTPI) that will transform the quality of bus travel within the region. BustrackerSEStran uses advanced computer technology to provide updated information on buses as

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‘Talking’ cars would make traffic lights redundant

‘Talking’ cars would make traffic lights redundant

Mathew Dearnaley 🕔10:30, 30.Apr 2014

Interconnected fleets of driverless cars that “talk” to each other should some day make traffic lights redundant, says a guest an international transport conference in Auckland. Scott Belcher, president of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, says various levels of

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Volvo looks to improve safety by studying driver behaviour in Chinese megacities

Volvo looks to improve safety by studying driver behaviour in Chinese megacities

🕔10:12, 30.Apr 2014

The China-Sweden Research Centre for Traffic Safety (CTS), with Volvo Car Group in a leading role, is now starting a close-up study of driving behaviour in the Chinese megacities Beijing and Shanghai. The insight into how drivers handle these exceptionally

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Life lessons

Life lessons

🕔18:07, 29.Apr 2014

Faced with increasing demands and rapidly advancing technology, it is tempting to opt for a complete system overhaul when upgrading a TMS display. But, as Peter van Dijk highlights, such is the versatility of modern display systems that total replacement

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A time for action

A time for action

🕔17:00, 29.Apr 2014

Sonja Heikkilä discusses the reorganization of Mobility Service Provision in Helsinki and the promotion of Mobility as a Service. The introduction of information and communication technology (ICT) in transportation will be something of a game-changer in the coming years. Transportation

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Secretary Foxx sends transportation bill to Congress

Secretary Foxx sends transportation bill to Congress

🕔16:32, 29.Apr 2014

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today unveiled a long-term transportation bill he is sending to Congress for consideration as the House and Senate face looming deadlines to avoid the economic uncertainty and job loss that would ensue if the Highway

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Deputy Prime Minister visits TRL to announce £500m boost for green cars

Deputy Prime Minister visits TRL to announce £500m boost for green cars

🕔15:53, 29.Apr 2014

On Monday 28th April, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, accompanied by Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Baroness Kramer, Minister of State for Transport visited TRL’s headquarters in Wokingham, Berkshire, to announce Government plans to invest £500m in

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One small step for transport; one giant leap for road safety

One small step for transport; one giant leap for road safety

🕔14:58, 29.Apr 2014

Chris Skinner ponders the reasons for what appears to be a flattening-out of the global road deaths improvement curve. What is hampering our progress? Now well into the 21st century there is still no sign of any dramatic improvement in

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